Thursday, October 09, 2008
Susan Polgar National Open for Girls and Boys
February 13-16, Phoenix, AZ
Organized and Directed by Susan Polgar Foundation and Chess Emporium, LLC.
7SS, G/45, USCF & ASCF Rated (Current Membership for either organization is sufficient). Sunrise Mountain High School, 21200 N 83rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85382.
Section: All-Girls : Primary (K-2); Elementary (3-5); Middle School (6-8), High School. Winners will qualify for the 2009 SP National Invitational for girls if age eligible.
Open (Boys/Girls): Primary (K-2); Elementary (3-5); Middle School (6-8), High School.
Scholarships to Texas Tech University will be offered (Must meet entrance requirements and chess tournament scholarship criteria).
Parents/Adults: All ages.
Prizes (All Scholastic Sections): Laptop Computer to 1st, $200 (in Chess Prizes) to 2nd, $150 to 3rd $100 to 4th, $50 to 5th. All the above are in kind, chess prizes such as chess books/DVDs etc and not a cash prize. Digital Clock to 7-0 score, Trophies to top 20 Individuals, Trophies to top 3 teams, Medals to 21st-30th Individuals, Medals to 4-6th Teams, Trophies to top 3 Parent/Child/Sibling Teams. Adult Section: $300-$200-$150-$100 in cash prizes, based on 20 paid entries.
EF: $55 by 1/10; $59 by 1/24; $65 by 2/6; $69 after. On Site registration will receive Rd 1 (1/2 pt) bye. Byes: (1/2 pt) must be scheduled by the start of round 2.
Schedule: Opening Ceremony Sat 2/14 9:00 am;
Rounds: Sat 9:15am, 11:30am 1:30pm, 3:30pm; Sun 9:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm.
Side-Events: Puzzle Solving Championship Fri Feb 13 6:00pm. EF: $15 if by 2/6; $20 after. Registration closes 5:30pm Fri 2/13.
Susan Polgar 64 Board Simultaneous Exhibition Fri Feb 13 7:15pm.
EF: $25 by 2/6; $30 after. Registration closes 7:00pm Fri Feb 13 (Limit 1st 64 entries).
Bughouse Championship 5 Double Rd Swiss, G/5.
Prizes: Trophies top 10 teams (Sun 3:30 Awards Ceremony).
Rounds: 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm.
EF (Team): $20 by 2/6; $25 after. Registration closes 6:00pm.
Susan Polgar Lecture Sat 2/14 12:30-1:30pm.
Blitz Championship 5 Double Rd Swiss, G/5.
Section: Primary (K-2); Elementary (3-5); Middle School (6-8), High School / Adults U1600.
Prizes: Primary - trophies to top 10, Elementary – trophies to top 10, Middle School – Trophies to top 10, High School / Adult U1600 – trophies to top 5 (Sun 3:30 Awards Ceremony).
Rounds: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm.
EF: $20 by 2/6; $25 after. Registration closes 5:30pm.
Susan Polgar 64 Board Simultaneous Exhibition Sun Feb 15 5:30pm.
EF: $25 by 2/6; 30 after. Registration closes 5:00pm Sun Feb 15 (Limit 1st 64 entries).
Susan Polgar Chess Camp (am) Mon Feb 15th 9:00am-12:30pm.
EF: $49 by 2/6; $59 after.
Susan Polgar Chess Camp (pm) Mon Feb 15th 1:30pm-5:00.
EF: $49 by 2/6; $59 after.
ENT: online registration available at www.chessemporium.com, or mail entry form to Chess Emporium, 10801 N. 32nd St, Suite 6, Phoenix, AZ 85028.
Info or Phone Credit Card entries: 602-482-4867.
Cancellations: No later than Feb 11, 7:00pm. 80% refund only.
Other Info: Chief TD: Scott Freneaux; Assistant Matthew Okunevich; Pairing Director AJ Pheasant.
Vendors: Chess Emporium – Books, Chess Equipment, Clocks, T-Shirts.
Sponsors: Chess Emporium, City of Peoria.
Accommodation: Hampton Inn, 8408 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ 85382. 623-486-9918 @ $159. Holiday Inn Express, 16771 N. 84th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382. 623-853-1313 @ $139. Or possible better rates for hotel and air at Diamond Travel at 602-870-9197....ask for Eldon.